El Salvador Legal system

El Salvador > Government

Legal system: based on civil and Roman law, with traces of common law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations
note:Legislative Assembly passed landmark judicial reforms in 1996

Definition: This entry contains a brief description of the legal system's historical roots, role in government, and acceptance of International Court of Justice (ICJ) jurisdiction.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of April 17, 2000

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